“Promoting small business growth and community development in northeastern Pennsylvania.”
MetroAction is a non-profit community development organization dedicated to providing small business loans and business development assistance throughout northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA).
MetroAction’s lending, training and recognition programs are helping small businesses in northeastern Pennsylvania build the strength and independence that they need to be successful. Our programs and resources help create jobs, increase the availability of quality child care and foster the entrepreneurial spirit that our region is known for.
Many of the entrepreneurs that utilize our programs lack start-up capital and cannot save money fast enough to acquire the funding they need to finance their small business. MetroAction is an alternative, yet successful and comprehensive, resource for small business financing, small business assistance and business training. Through our many programs, we are matching businesses with appropriate lending resources, providing hundreds of hours of business training and counseling and honoring small business success in our communities.
Formed in 1977 to revitalize the local community, MetroAction is now a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides loans, training and counseling to help build small businesses throughout nine counties in NEPA.
Our Board of Directors is committed to meeting the needs of the local communities that we serve. Whether your business is in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Honesdale, the Poconos, Milford, Stroudsburg, Jim Thorpe, Pottsville, Hazleton or the many other communities in our service area, MetroAction’s programs can help you start smart and grow strong.
Learn more about what MetroAction is doing today in our Annual Report.
Our History and Accomplishments
Since its start in 1977, MetroAction has been a catalyst for community development in NEPA. Some of our key accomplishments include:
Federally certified by the U.S. Department of Treasury, CDFI Fund
State accredited by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development
Certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration as microlender
Certified by the U.S. Small Business Adminstration as a technical assistance provider
Certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a microlender
Member of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity
Member of the following Chambers of Commerce: